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 Grub4dos Guide/Tutorial
post Jul 14 2008, 08:01 PM
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After harassing Jaclaz and ilko countless times over the past few weeks I have finally, with their help, completed a grub4dos guide. Many thanks to Jaclaz and ilko for their input, suggestions and support thumbsup.gif .

Feel free to post any errors or feedback good or bad. The guide is available here a downloadable version is also available.

diddy

Updated - 18th July 2008
Guide updated to version 1.1 following feedback from tinybit - see below.

Updated - 19th February 2009
Guide updated to version 1.2

Updated - 22nd April 2009
Guide updated to version 1.3

Updated - 17th May 2009
Guide updated to version 1.4


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post Jul 15 2008, 02:55 AM
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Good work thumbup.gif

I would like to add one point on the "mappings" page: http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/files/map.htm.

"Double-mapping" should perhaps (better) be called "nested mapping". The nest is no limit to the depth.

Another point about the "memory mapping":

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The use of compressed images is therefore recommended, as it allows for less memory usage and faster loading.


The gz image does not save memory since it will be decompressed by the map command. It only save disk space where it occupies. It allows faster loading, yes.

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Example use for Gzip'ed images -

* find --set-root /win98.ima.gz
* map /win98.ima.gz (fd0)
* map --hook
* root (fd0)
* chainloader +1
* boot


In map --mem /win98.ima.gz (fd0), the --mem should not be omitted.
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post Jul 15 2008, 07:59 AM
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Hmmm, it seems that the proofing by jaclaz wink.gif wasn't so accurate, after all. happy22.gif

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post Jul 15 2008, 10:08 AM
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Oh, I think jaclaz's words are very accurate indeed, and even more accurate than the developer's documents in most cases.
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post Jul 15 2008, 12:41 PM
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@Tinybit

Thanks for the quick response (and the eagle eyes - well spotted on the missing --mem switch). I'll edit the guide with the necessary changes and upload the new version within the next week - I want to see if any other errors are noticed first.

diddy

p.s. Jaclaz - you're sacked wink.gif


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post Jul 26 2008, 02:11 PM
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Great guide! Helps very much.

But why not post this guide into the grub4dos wiki?
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post Jul 27 2008, 10:18 AM
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@diddy

A couple links that you may want to add to this page:
http://diddy.boot-land.net/grub4dos/files/links.htm

Grub4dos latest releases (sometimes more up-to-date than http://grub4dos.jot.com/ )
https://gna.org/projects/grub4dos/
http://download.gna.org/grub4dos/

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post Sep 21 2008, 08:12 PM
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@ diddy,

Thank you a lot for your excellent Tutorial for Grub4Dos it is really interesting.

While I am reading you tut I find some typos that need to be fix.
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Boot Options.htm
1st line: utilises --> utilizes

Map Command.htm
Nested Maopping section
2nd line: utilises --> utilizes

Booting Disk Image Files
section
this maps the image file (in this case PE.img --> sectionthis maps the image file (in this case PE.ima

I fix the .htm pages and pack them to you.
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post Sep 22 2008, 04:56 AM
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@diddy- yet another link from Tynibit, the latest builds:
http://grub4dos.nufans.net/

@Xtremee- isn't utilise alternative spelling?
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/utilize
http://www.babylon.com/definition/utilise/
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post Sep 22 2008, 06:01 AM
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QUOTE (Xtremee @ Sep 22 2008, 06:12 AM) *
While I am reading you tut I find some typos that need to be fix.


[joking]
That depends on one nationality and the acceptance or non-acceptance of whether US English should be the standard. Apart from specialised (not a typo!) terms for a domain of study originating (or in part originating) from the US, I prefer to use -ise suffix myself and reject the use of -ize. Diddy's choice could be similarly intentional.[/joking]

Regards,
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